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Newly Released Photos of Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand
Meet the extraordinary man who has been called "the architect of the people" and the first man to use paper as a building structure material, Shigeru Ban. He is the founder of Voluntary Architects' Network (VAN). He built refugee homes in Rwanda and evacuation homes in Japan and China and also helped built churches and schools to aid victims of natural disasters. "Paper buildings cannot be destroyed by earthquakes." Shigeru Ban http://www.thextraordinary.org/shigeru-ban
Paper Architecture Shigeru Ban
2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner, Shigeru BAN, Japan: "I believe the strength of a material has nothing to do with the strength of a building. Even a paper tube structure can be made to withstand an earthquake that a concrete building cannot outlive."